Geneva Cybersecurity Law & Policy Conference

The Geneva Cybersecurity Law & Policy Conference, organized in the framework of a research project between the University of Geneva and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, aims at presenting selected legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity in a crosscutting approach.



Cybersecurity: how to allocate liability?

University of Geneva

June 20, 2019


Morning session

Welcome address

Prof. Bénédict Foëx, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

Dr. Yaniv Benhamou, University of Geneva


Chair : Prof. Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, University of Geneva


Swiss Cybersecurity Strategy

Dr. Manuel Suter, Coordinator of the Swiss National Cyber Risk Strategy, Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance MELANI


Cybersecurity in the Era of Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Diego Kuonen, University of Geneva


Liability for Artificial Intelligence-based cyberattacks

Dr. Omri Rachum-Twaig, Research Fellow, The Federmann Cyber Security Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Cybersecurity toolkit for GDPR compliance

Maria Bicsi, Project Manager, PSYND IT Security Services



Afternoon session

Chair : Dr. Yaniv Benhamou, University of Geneva


Liability for cybersecurity breaches and IoT

Prof. Rolf H. Weber, University of Zurich


Liability, Privacy and Security in Medical Data Sharing

Sotiria Kechagia, Researcher, University of Geneva & C4DT and Dr. Juan Ramon Troncoso-Pastoriza, Post-doctoral Researcher, EPFL


Should car manufacturers liable for cyberattacks?

Gadi Perl, Research Fellow, The Federmann Cyber Security Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


What is the “state of the art” in IT security? 

Luigi Bruno, Senior Consultant in Cyber Risk, Deloitte


What insurance coverage for cyberattacks: lessons from the Mondelez vs Zurich case

Justine Ferland, Research and teaching assistant, University of Geneva


Yaniv Benhamou

Professeur associé à la Faculté de droit, avocat
Membre de la Commission de direction

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Ana Andrijevic

Doctorante & Chercheuse affiliée

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Jacques de Werra

Directeur du Centre de Droit du Numérique
Professeur à la Faculté de droit

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Contact & renseignements

For more information, you can send an e-mail to genevacybersecurityatunige [point] ch.

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Geneva Cybersecurity Law & Policy Conference 2018

Geneva Cybersecurity Law & Policy Conference

What Civil Liability for Cyberattacks?

University of Geneva

June 21, 2018

Welcome Address

Prof. Yves Flückiger, Rector of the University of Geneva

Prof. Bénédict Foëx, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

Prof. and Vice-rector Jacques de Werra, University of Geneva


Morning session

Chairman : 

Prof. Christopher Bavitz, Harvard University

Civil liability for cyber-attacks: selected issues and challenges


Cybersecurity damages and private law: mapping the challenges

Prof. Guy Pessach, Cyber Security Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Interactions between civil and criminal liability for cybercrimes under Swiss Law

Prof. Damian K. Graf, Kalaidos Law School & University of Zurich


What insurance against cyber-attacks?

Navid Kimia, Head of Specialties Romandie, Zurich Assurance


Cybersecurity liability in the US: trends and perspectives

Prof. Stacey L Dogan, Cybersecurity Alliance, Boston University


Data Protection and Cybersecurity Breaches: What Risks of Liability?


Swiss Perspectives

Dr. David Vasella, Attorney at law, Walder Wyss, Lecturer University of Zurich


Israeli Perspectives

Limor Shmerling Magazanik, Director of Strategic Alliances at the Israeli Privacy Protection Authority


EU / GDPR perspectives

Olivier Matter, European Data Protection Supervisor


Afternoon session


Dr. Yaniv Benhamou, Lecturer University of Geneva, Attorney at law, Lenz & Staehelin

Risk management: What stand of care for victims of cyber-attacks ? 


Risk mitigation and management strategies – legal framework and challenges

Dr. Michel Jaccard, Attorney at law, id est avocats


Standards in the banking and financial industry

Kim-Andree Potvin, Chief Operating Officer, Landolt & Cie


Regulating autonomous cars: a technology oriented legal approach

Gadi Perl, Cyber Security Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Standards in the software industry: what role of the Geneva Digital Convention?

Jean-Yves Art, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft


The Future of Cybersecurity: Artificial Intelligence and other Challenges

Panel discussion

Introduction and moderation of the panel by Dr. Jovan Kurbalija, Geneva Internet Platform






Conference report 2018

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